Better Than Bacon Recipe

By Mikhaila

It’s actually fried jerky with fat (trust me it’s amazing), but better than bacon. Dad agrees. He named the title and came up with the recipe.

Approximate time: 15 minutes

We eat a lot of fatty cuts of steak (rib steak for instance). If you save the fat instead of cutting around it and throwing it out (and store it in the fridge), you can make this delicious dish. It’s shockingly good, try it out.


Steak fat
Jerky (can be unflavoured dried meat)
Salad ingredients
Apple cider vinegar
Olive oil


1. After refrigerating your steak fat (so it’s solid), chop it into really tiny bits (as small as possible). The chopped pieces are about the size of my thumbnail.

2. Turn a frying pan on medium high and drop the chopped fat in.

3. Once it’s sizzling, turn it down.

4. Stir once one side is browned.

5. Chop up jerky (or bits of other meat) (see jerky recipe for details – this jerky can be unflavoured though).

6. Add jerky (or bits of other meat) to the fat.

7. Add salt, pepper, and turmeric. You can be very generous.

8. Turn to low and let cook until everything is caramelized (usually 6-7 minutes).

9. While it’s cooking, make yourself a salad.

10. Chop up lettuce (I use one bunch per salad from those packs of 3)

11. Add arugula (a handful)

12. Add cilantro (if you’re a cilantro person – I am)

13. Add cucumbers if you want

14. Add jerky/fat mix to the salad!

I usually eat this in the morning with salad (if I’ve had steak recently).

15. Add olive oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, and you’re done!

This is plenty for breakfast or whatever other meal. And really tasty.

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  1. How is it that lettuce and salads and all those other veggies are allowed? Isn’t it meant to be a zero-carb diet? Isn’t the salad full of carbs?
    I’m on ZC and the biggest thing I miss are my salads with olive oil and balsamic vinegar… 🙁 Can i still eat them on ZC?

    1. That recipe post seems like it was before she went all meat…its is still relevant….something to try if you want to re-introduce a vegi, after the total elimination for a month…

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